Build on your qualifications and experience to enter the rapidly growing tourism and events sectors through the Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management.
You will gain specific insight into tourism and event policy development, build professional networks and have the capability of becoming a future tourism industry leader.
The course has four specialised tourism management units that focus on addressing contemporary and emerging issues and challenges faced by destinations internationally.
Embedded within an established suite of business programs, including Victoria University’s internationally awarded MBA, you'll be prepared to professionally engage with industry issues within the visitor economy. You will also have the opportunity to continue further study in the Master of Tourism and Destination Management.
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According to Deloitte, the tourism industry is identified as ranking second within a set of ‘fabulous five’ industry sectors that will drive Australian economic growth with projections of almost 5 per cent growth per annum over the next thirty years.
The Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management will equip students for roles such as:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Review and apply theoretical approaches for effective management decision-making in tourism and destination management practice;|
|2.||Appraise the economic, legal and political context within which destinations operate, contribute to creative implementation of sustainable practices and risk minimising strategies in contemporary settings;|
|3.||Collaborate within teams to apply creative solutions for industry, government and community stakeholders, integrating complex knowledge and ideas effectively to achieve shared goals;|
|4.||Contribute to the resolution of complex professional and industry problems and inform management decision making by applying cognitive, creative and reflective skills to collect, analyse and synthesise data and information to generate, implement and evaluate solutions;|
|5.||Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities, business and other related stakeholders;|
|6.||Demonstrate professional standards and leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and in a socially responsible manner.|
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Destination Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:
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